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Ireland in Zimbabwe, 3 ODI Series, 2023
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ZIM
248/10
47.3 Ovs
VS
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IRE
294/7
50 Ovs
Ireland beat Zimbabwe by 46 runs

IRELAND

Batsmen
RB4s6sSR
Paul Stirling (C)
45614273.77
c Gary Ballance b Brad Evans
Stephen Doheny
841117175.68
c Gary Ballance b Ryan Burl
Murray Commins
6130046.15
c Gary Ballance b Brad Evans
Harry Tector
756171122.95
c Ryan Burl b Tendai Chatara
Lorcan Tucker (W)
11210052.38
c Chamu Chibhabha b Richard Ngarava
George Dockrell
301931157.89
c & b Tendai Chatara
Curtis Campher
240050.00
c Gary Ballance b Tendai Chatara
Andy McBrine
6600100.00
not out
Mark Adair
8510160.00
not out
Graham Hume
00000.00
Joshua Little
00000.00
Fall Of Wickets:
1-104-(Paul Stirling (C) 21 ov)
3-182-(Stephen Doheny 35.4 ov)
2-125-(Murray Commins 26.2 ov)
5-258-(Harry Tector 46.1 ov)
4-215-(Lorcan Tucker (W) 41.5 ov)
7-281-(George Dockrell 48.5 ov)
6-260-(Curtis Campher 46.5 ov)
-(Andy McBrine ov)
-(Mark Adair ov)
-(Graham Hume ov)
-(Joshua Little ov)
Bowlers
OMRWEcon
Richard Ngarava
1005415.40
Tendai Chatara
1005135.10
Victor Nyauchi
502805.60
Ryan Burl
704316.14
Brad Evans
906627.33
Sikandar Raza
904705.22

ZIMBABWE

Batsmen
RB4s6sSR
Innocent Kaia
51703172.86
c Paul Stirling b Joshua Little
Tadiwanashe Marumani
01000.00
lbw b Joshua Little
Chamu Chibhabha
40554072.73
c Graham Hume b Andy McBrine
Gary Ballance
52672077.61
c Joshua Little b Graham Hume
Sikandar Raza (C)
252130119.05
c Andy McBrine b Mark Adair
Ryan Burl
413950105.13
run out (Curtis Campher)
Clive Madande (W)
670085.71
b Joshua Little
Brad Evans
141210116.67
c Harry Tector b Graham Hume
Richard Ngarava
2200100.00
b Joshua Little
Victor Nyauchi
791077.78
b Mark Adair
Tendai Chatara
2200100.00
not out
Fall Of Wickets:
3-102-(Innocent Kaia 22.4 ov)
1-1-(Tadiwanashe Marumani 0.2 ov)
2-90-(Chamu Chibhabha 19.3 ov)
9-242-(Gary Ballance 46.3 ov)
4-140-(Sikandar Raza (C) 28.5 ov)
5-207-(Ryan Burl 39.5 ov)
6-219-(Clive Madande (W) 42.1 ov)
7-235-(Brad Evans 44.5 ov)
8-238-(Richard Ngarava 45.2 ov)
10-248-(Victor Nyauchi 47.3 ov)
-(Tendai Chatara ov)
Bowlers
OMRWEcon
Joshua Little
1003843.80
Mark Adair
8.303924.59
Graham Hume
905225.78
Andy McBrine
1004814.80
George Dockrell
20502.50
Curtis Campher
402606.50
Harry Tector
403508.75

Zimbabwe

248/10(47.3 Overs)

We are back for the chase.

... THE RUN CHASE ...

Right then, Ireland have a competitive total on the board and the onus is now on their bowlers to bowl well and defend this total. On the other hand, Zimbabwe have momentum with them and will be looking to take this momentum into their batting effort. Will their batters step up and chase down this total? We will find out shortly. Back in a bit for the chase...

After Sikandar Raza called it right and opted to bowl first, Zimbabwe were unable to take early inroads with the new ball. They allowed the Irish openers to score freely and at one stage, the hosts looked set to chase a total in excess of 300. However, they clawed their way back into the game by keeping the runs in check during the middle overs. In the last five overs, Zimbabwe did concede 63 runs but they will be pleased with their bowling effort. Tendai Chatara was the pick of the bowlers

A decent end to the innings for Ireland but they will feel that they are at least 15 runs short. Having been sent into bat, Ireland were off to a solid start courtesy of Paul Stirling and Stephen Doheny. The pair stitched a 104-run opening stand to put the visitors in a comfortable position. However, once that partnership was broken, Ireland lost their way and could not keep the scoreboard ticking in the middle overs. Stephen Doheny and Harry Tector did start to get a move on but the departur

Richard Ngarava to Mark Adair, BYE! The Irish innings ends with an extra! This is banged in short and angling down leg. Mark Adair looks to back away and pull but misses and Andy McBrine is already at the striker's end before the keeper even picks up the ball. Adair also scampers across and no wide is called. Ireland finish with 294/7 on the board!

Richard Ngarava to Mark Adair, This is full again and flicked away in front of mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

Richard Ngarava to Mark Adair, Excellent delivery! Full and angled in at the toes, Mark Adair looks to get the front leg out of the way but misses and the ball goes through his legs to the keeper.

Richard Ngarava to Mark Adair, ! Smashed away! This is banged into the deck and angled into the body, Mark Adair walks towards the ball and muscles it in between deep mid-wicket and long on for a boundary.

Richard Ngarava to Andy McBrine, Back of a length and around off, this is hit away through mid off for just the single.

Richard Ngarava to Andy McBrine, This is full and straight, Andy McBrine clips it away well in front of the square on the leg side for a brace.

Richard Ngarava to Andy McBrine, WIDE! An attempted slower bumper, this is around off and loops up over the batter's head. Andy McBrine leaves it alone and a wide is called.

Richard Ngarava will bowl the final over.

Tendai Chatara to Mark Adair, This is short and wide, Mark Adair slaps it over the cover-point region and races back for the second.

Tendai Chatara to George Dockrell, ! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Tendai Chatara holds onto the catch and picks up his third wicket but Clive Madande seems to be hurt. Another slower short ball around off, George Dockrell looks to pull it away over mid-wicket but gets a top edge. The ball goes high and lands around short leg. Chatara and the keeper both run toward it and keep their eyes on the ball but neother calls for it. In the end, Chatara does take it but Madande bumps hard into him and t

Mark Adair is the next batter for Ireland.

Tendai Chatara to George Dockrell, ! BOOM! Misses the yorker and ends up serving a low full toss on leg stump. George Dockrell clears the front leg and smokes it over the cow corner fence for a biggie.

Tendai Chatara to George Dockrell, What happened here? This is on a length and around off, George Dockrell backs away and clobbers it right back at the bowler. The batters look to scamper across but Tendai Chatara is quick to pick up the deflected ball and throws it back onto the stumps at the bowler's end. Andy McBrine is able to get back in and if Chatara kept his presence of mind then Dockrell was struggling to get back to the opposite end.

Tendai Chatara to George Dockrell, ! Bangs in a bumper over middle, George Dockrell takes it on and hooks it one-bounce into the mid-wicket fence.

Tendai Chatara to Andy McBrine, Slower one, bowled into the deck and around off, Andy McBrine pulls it down to long on for a run.

Richard Ngarava to Andy McBrine, Full again and angling in at the toes, Andy McBrine jams it out to mid on and scampers through for the quick single.

Richard Ngarava to George Dockrell, Full and following the batter past the leg stump, George Dockrell looks to clip it away but gets it down to long on for only a single.

Richard Ngarava to Andy McBrine, Slower and shorter, at the body, Andy McBrine swivel-pulls it down to fine leg and turns the strike over.

Richard Ngarava to George Dockrell, Back of a length and outside off, Dockrell stays back and dabs it down to third man for a single.

Richard Ngarava to George Dockrell, ! Hammered away! Short and around off, George Dockrell backs away and pulls it right back past the man at mid off for a boundary.

Richard Ngarava to George Dockrell, This is banged in short and outside off, George Dockrell steps out and pulls it over wide mid off for a couple of runs.

Tendai Chatara to Andy McBrine, Fullish length angling across the left-hander, Andy McBrine leaves it alone.

Tendai Chatara to Curtis Campher, ! CAUGHT! Another one bites the dust and Tendai Chatara pulling things back nicely here for Zimbabwe. This is full and outside off stump, Curtis Campher stays deep in his crease and looks to loft it over mid off. Campher is unable to get under it and ends up slicing it straight to Gary Ballance at mid off and he makes no mistake, taking his fourth catch of the game. Chatara strikes twice in one over.

Andy McBrine comes out to bat.

Tendai Chatara to Curtis Campher, This is shorter and on the stumps, Curtis Campher works it off the back foot past square leg for a couple of runs.

Tendai Chatara to Curtis Campher, Length ball around off, Curtis Campher shuffles across and looks for the scoop but gets struck on the pads. There is an appeal for lbw but it is turned down.

Curtis Campher is the new man in.

Tendai Chatara to Curtis Campher, Short and outside off, cut away but straight to the man at point.

Tendai Chatara to Harry Tector, ! CAUGHT! High, very high but just not long enough. Tendai Chatara goes wide of the crease and bowls the off-cutter into middle and leg stump. Harry Tector picks it up and looks to dispatch it over the square leg fence but isn't able to get much power on it. Tector lofts it really high and Ryan Burl at deep square leg settles under it nicely to take the catch. Tector departs after yet another classy knock.

Tendai Chatara (8-0-36-0) comes back on.

Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, This full again and around middle, Harry Tector drills it right back at the bowler who does get a hand on it. The ball rolls toward mid off and they get the single.

Sikandar Raza to George Dockrell, Raza finds the blockhole this time on middle and leg, Dockrell digs it out through mid-wicket and rotates the strike.

Sikandar Raza to George Dockrell, ! This is fuller and quicker but down leg, George Dockrell gets a fine tickle on it and the ball runs away into the fine leg fence.

Sikandar Raza to George Dockrell, On a nagging length and around off, George Dockrell looks to cut but is well beaten.

Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, This is full on middle and leg, Harry Tector drives it down to long on for a run.

Sikandar Raza to George Dockrell, Dockrell pre-meditates and moves past the leg stump, Sikandar Raza gives it more air and follows the batter as well. Dockrell works it in front of mid-wicket for a single.

Brad Evans to Harry Tector, ! Short and at the batter, Harry Tector stands tall and pulls this one to the right of deep square leg for a boundary. 

Brad Evans to Harry Tector, ! STRAIGHT HIT! Full and outside off by Brad Evans, right in the slot for the batter, Harry Tector does not miss out and thumps this one down the ground for a maximum.

Brad Evans to Harry Tector, WIDE! Back of a length but down the leg side, Harry Tector gets inside to scoop this one fine on the leg side but misses. The umpire signals a wide.

Brad Evans to George Dockrell, Slower and tad short on off, George Dockrell tries to slap this one on the off side but gets an inside edge to fine leg for a single.

Brad Evans to Harry Tector, Fullish outside off, Harry Tector opens the bat face and slices this one through point. The fielder at deep cover puts in a dive and saves a run for his side.

Brad Evans to Harry Tector, ! Fuller outside off, Harry Tector gets into the position early and slogs across the line. Gets it towards the vacant deep mid-wicket region for a boundary.

Brad Evans to Harry Tector, Slower and back of a length on off, Harry Tector looks to pull this one but misses as he gets deceived by the pace of the delivery.

Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, Fuller at the stumps, Harry Tector uses his feet and knocks it down to long on for a single.

Sikandar Raza to George Dockrell, Fullish on leg, George Dockrell clips it to mid-wicket for a single.

Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, Short at the stumps, Harry Tector pushes it down to long on for a single.

Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, Loud appeal! Short around off, Harry Tector goes for the reverse paddle but misses. The ball strikes him outside the line and the umpire turns down the appeal from Sikandar Raza.

Sikandar Raza to George Dockrell, Full on middle, George Dockrell tries to defend but gets an inside that rolls to square leg for a single.

Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, Fullish delivery at the pads, Harry Tector works this one to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Sikandar Raza (7-0-34-0) brings himself back into the attack.

Brad Evans to George Dockrell, Another shortish delivery outside off, George Dockrell tries to work it on the off side but misses.

Brad Evans to George Dockrell, WIDE! Banged in short on middle, George Dockrell tries to slap this one but misses as the ball sails over his head.

Brad Evans to Harry Tector, Short of a length on leg, Harry Tector pulls this one down to fine leg for a single.

Brad Evans to Harry Tector, ! FIFTY for Harry Tector! Full and outside off, Harry Tector frees his arms and goes for the drive. Ends up getting an outside edge that goes to the third man fence for a boundary to bring up his fifty.

Brad Evans to George Dockrell, Another cutter on a length on leg, George Dockrell hangs back and helps this one towards fine leg for a single.

Brad Evans to George Dockrell, WIDE! On a length but down the leg side, George Dockrell looks to help it fine but misses and the umpire signals a wide.

Brad Evans to George Dockrell, Slower and short on middle, George Dockrell makes room and slaps this one on the off side. Does not get it from the middle part of the bat but enough to clear mid off and batters run two.

Brad Evans to Harry Tector, Slower and short on off, Harry Tector waits for it and pulls this one to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Richard Ngarava to George Dockrell, Good bumper! Banged in short at the batter, George Dockrell ducks under it and lets it go through to the keeper.

George Dockrell is the new man in.

Richard Ngarava to Lorcan Tucker, ! CAUGHT! Slower and into the wicket on off, Lorcan Tucker makes room to go through the off side but ends up slicing this one high in the air. It goes only as far as backward point where Chamu Chibhabha settles under it and does the rest. That brings an end to the struggles of Lorcan Tucker at the crease.

Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, Back of a length on off, Harry Tector pushes this one to the right of the bowler and takes a quick single.

Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, Short and outside off, Harry Tector punches this one along the ground on the off side. Calls for two immediately and does complete the second run.

Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, Short of a length on off, Harry Tector stays on the back foot and guides this one past backward point. Hits it wide of third man and that allows him to come back for the second.

Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, WIDE! Richard Ngarava bangs this one short but down the leg side, Harry Tector leaves it alone and the umpire signals a wide.

Richard Ngarava to Lorcan Tucker, Back of a length at the batter, Lorcan Tucker moves to the leg side and drills this one wide of mid off. Gary Ballance makes a good diving stop to this right and keeps it to one.

Brad Evans to Lorcan Tucker, Brad Evans follows the batter and bowls a yorker, Lorcan Tucker squeezes this one out to mid-wicket and collects a single.

Brad Evans to Lorcan Tucker, On a length at the stumps, Lorcan Tucker gets down to slog sweep and helps this one wide of fine leg for a couple of runs.

Brad Evans to Harry Tector, Tad fuller at the stumps, Harry Tector presents a straight bat and drives it down to long on for a single.

Brad Evans to Lorcan Tucker, Back of a length outside off, Lorcan Tucker opens the bat face and steers this one down to third man for a single.

Brad Evans to Lorcan Tucker, On a length outside off, Lorcan Tucker uses his feet and dabs it to backward point for a dot.

Brad Evans to Harry Tector, Slower and back of a length on off, Harry Tector shuffles across and nudges it towards mid-wicket for a single.

Time for Powerplay 3! Zimbabwe can now have a maximum of 5 fielders outside the 30-yard circle.

Richard Ngarava to Lorcan Tucker, Slower one, on a good length and around off, Lorcan Tucker dabs it toward backward point.

Slight halt! Richard Ngarava is experiencing some cramps in his left leg and requires medical attention. He is back on his feet to complete his over.

Richard Ngarava to Lorcan Tucker, Tucker just can't find the gaps at the moment. Short again, Tucker comes down the track and flat-bats the pull straight back. Richard Ngarava tries to get down low to his left but fails to get a hand on it and the ball crashes into the stumps at the non-striker's end.

Richard Ngarava to Lorcan Tucker, Straight to the man again! This is short and over middle, Lorcan Tucker pulls it toward mid-wicket.

Richard Ngarava to Lorcan Tucker, This is short and a bit wide as well, Lorcan Tucker throws his hands at it but hits it straight to the man at point.

Richard Ngarava (6-0-26-0) is back on.

Richard Ngarava to Lorcan Tucker, Around the top of off, Tucker backs away and opens the face of the blade to ease it toward point.

Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, This is bowled from around the wicket and bowled shorter as well outside off. Harry Tector steers it down to third man for one.

Tendai Chatara to Lorcan Tucker, Fullish length around off, driven to the left of the bowler who makes another decent half stop.

Tendai Chatara to Harry Tector, Back of a length and around off, this is dabbed down to the fielder at third man for just another single.

Tendai Chatara to Lorcan Tucker, Risky single but they get it with ease in the end. This is pitched up on middle, Lorcan Tucker punches it right back at the bowler who sticks out a right hand and the ball deflects toward mid on. They scamper through for one. The 200 is now up for Ireland.

Tendai Chatara to Lorcan Tucker, Good length again and over the stumps, Lorcan Tucker shuffles again and looks for the scoop but is well beaten.

Tendai Chatara to Lorcan Tucker, TWO LEG BYES! Good length, angling in from outside off. Lorcan Tucker steps out and shuffles across as he looks to play the pick-up shot. The ball lobs up off the pads and goes toward fine leg. They pick up a couple of leg byes.

Tendai Chatara to Harry Tector, Back of a length and angling in from outside off, Harry Tector comes forward and runs it down to third man for a single.

Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, Flighted and on off stump, this is knocked down to long off for a single.

Ryan Burl to Lorcan Tucker, Floated up around off, this is pushed through covers with the turn for one more.

Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, Holds it back a touch and flights it on a nagging length outside off. Tector waits for it and cuts it to the right of the man at point who makes a god stop. They do get the single though.

Ryan Burl to Lorcan Tucker, Floated up around off, Lorcan Tucker reaches forward and pushes it down the ground for a run.

Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, Excellent fielding! This is full and straight, Harry Tector drives it right back and Ryan Burl sticks out his right boot. The ball deflects off the boot toward wide mid on and they get a single. That must have stung Burl as well.

Ryan Burl to Lorcan Tucker, Flighted delivery on off stump, Lorcan Tucker defends it out.

Tendai Chatara to Lorcan Tucker, Around the top of off, Lorcan Tucker looks to come forward and drive but gets it off the inner half of the bat through square leg. The batters hurry back for two.

Tendai Chatara to Lorcan Tucker, WIDE! Looks to angle this one into the pads but spills it down the leg side. Wide called.

Tendai Chatara to Harry Tector, Length again and around off, this is steered through backward point for one more.

Tendai Chatara to Harry Tector, Back of a length and over off stump, Harry Tector looks to play it off the back foot but almost gets an inside edge back onto the stumps.

Tendai Chatara to Lorcan Tucker, On a good length and around off, Lorcan Tucker looks to punch but mistimes it on the leg side for one.

Tendai Chatara to Harry Tector, Chatara sees Harry Tector advancing and bowls it shorter and on the body. Tector manages to work it off the inside edge down to fine leg and picks up a single.

Tendai Chatara to Harry Tector, This is pitched up around middle, Harry Tector flicks it straight to short mid-wicket.

Tendai Chatara (6-0-27-0) returns to the attack.

Ryan Burl to Lorcan Tucker, Quicker one, full and well outside off, Lorcan Tucker squeezes it toward short third man.

Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, This is around off, pushed away onto the off side for a single.

Ryan Burl to Lorcan Tucker, TWO WIDES! This is flatter and well outside the off stump, and beats the keeper as well. They cross and a wide is called.

Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, ! CAUGHT! Zimbabwe get a crucial breakthrough and the partnership is finally broken. Ryan Burl tosses it up nicely, full and on off stump with the ball turning away. Stephen Doheny has a slog against the turn and ends up slicing it high and over mid off. Gary Ballance from long off comes in and takes a fine low catch. Doheny departs after a brilliant knock and Zimbabwe have an opening here.

Lorcan Tucker walks out to bat. 

Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, Flatter delivery on off stump, pushed through mid off for a single.

Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, Nicely bowled! Holds it back a touch and floats it full outside off with the ball turning away. Harry Tector has a little dab at it but gets beaten on the outside edge.

Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, This is full and wide of the off stump, Stephen Doheny drives it square of the wicket to deep cover for  single.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, Fuller one on the pads, flicked away behind square on the leg side for a boundary.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, ! A bit of aggression now from Stephen Doheny. This is short again, Doheny comes down the track and muscles it into the cow corner fence.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, This is shorter and over middle, Doheny mistimes the pull toward mid-wicket.

Victor Nyauchi to Harry Tector, Back of a length around off, this is punched away square on the off side for a single.

Victor Nyauchi to Harry Tector, Ouch, Victor Nyauchi with a moment of madness and Harry Tector isn't pleased at all about it. This is full and straight, Tector drives it back to the bowler who makes the stop and throws it back at Tector who seems to be hurt. Victor says sorry but the umpire calls him and the skipper Sikandar Raza for a quick chat.

Victor Nyauchi to Harry Tector, ! Driven and driven to perfection. This is pitched up on off stump, Harry Tector plays it on the up and past the diving man at mid off for a boundary.

Victor Nyauchi (4-0-18-0) is back on.

Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, This is fuller and around middle, knocked down to long on for one. Productive overs keep on coming for Ireland as they pick up 8 runs off that one.

Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, Floated up on middle, Harry Tector drives it straight to mid on.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, Around middle, this is driven down to wide long on for a single.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, At the stumps and punched back firmly toward the bowler.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, ! Lovely touch from Stephen Doheny. This is around off, Doheny plays the reverse paddle and gets it fine of the man at short third man for a boundary.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, Easy two! This is shorter and on leg stump, Stephen Doheny works it off the back foot wide of the man at deep mid-wicket and picks up a brace.

Time for Drinks! Ireland are going along nicely with Harry Tector and Stephen Doheny out in the middle. With plenty of batting still to come, the visitors look set to post a huge total. These are ominous signs for the hosts and they need a couple of quick wickets to swing the momentum back their way.

Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, Slows it up a touch and flights it on off stump, Harry Tector blocks it out.

Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, Flatter and outside off, slapped away to sweeper cover for one.

Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, This one slides on from the off stump and Harry Tector works it in front of mid-wicket for yet another single.

Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, Looking for two but have to settle for the single. This is a tad short and Stephen Doheny jabs it toward deep square leg for a single.

Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, Loopy delivery around off stump, Tector pushes it down to long off for one more.

Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, On the shorter side and around middle, this is worked off the back foot past square leg for a run.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, Half a shout for lbw and nothing more. This is flatter and around off, Stephen Doheny gets an inside edge onto the pads as he looks to flick. The ball rolls onto the off side and they get a single. 

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, This is quicker and around middle, nudged away to mid-wicket.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, ! Up and over! This is tossed up outside off, Stephen Doheny backs away and lofts it inside-out over extra cover for a boundary.

Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, Around off stump, pushed out on the off side for one.

Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, This is flatter and at the stumps, Tector blocks it out.

Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, ! Skillful from Harry Tector. This is full and on off stump, Tector goes for the reverse sweep and nails it past the man at short third man for a boundary.

Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, Drops it a bit short and on middle, this is pulled away behind square on the leg side for one.

Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, Floated up on the pads, Harry Tector works it away toward deep mid-wicket and picks up another brace.

Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, This is flatter and around middle, Tector blocks it out.

Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, ! Streaky boundary but Harry Tector will take it. Tossed up full and around off, Tector looks to sweep but gets an inside edge past the stumps and the ball runs away into the fine leg fence.

Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, Tossed up outside off, Harry Tector strokes it away wide of the man at sweeper cover for a couple of runs.

Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, This is pushed through on middle, Stephen Doheny knocks it down to long on for a single.

Ryan Burl (3-0-18-0) is back into the attack.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, Touch short on off, Stephen Doheny goes back and punches this one down to long on for a single.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, WIDE! Fuller and quicker but down the leg side, Stephen Doheny goes for the flick but misses.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, Short and on middle, Sikandar Raza works this one straight to mid-wicket.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, Full and at the stumps, Stephen Doheny drives this one down the wicket for a dot.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, Raza sees the batter advance and fires a fullish delivery down the leg side, Stephen Doheny somehow manages to get his bat on it as he tried to clip.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, Short on off, Stephen Doheny pushes this one back to the bowler.

Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, Tad short at the stumps, Harry Tector works this one towards mid-wicket and takes a single.

Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, Back of a length on off, Stephen Doheny watchfully defends this one out.

Brad Evans to Harry Tector, Short and on off, Harry Tector hangs back and pulls this one uppishly towards deep square leg. Victor Nyauchi there decides not to go for the catch and Sikandar Raza isn't pleased one bit with his effort. The batters cross for a single.

Brad Evans to Harry Tector, Back of a length on off, Harry Tector punches this one back to the bowler.

Brad Evans to Harry Tector, Short and outside off, Harry Tector sways away and leaves it alone.

Brad Evans to Harry Tector, ! Streaky but Harry Tector will take it! Short and outside off, Harry Tector tries to cut this one hard on the off side but gets an outside edge that flies past the keeper for a boundary. With this boundary, Harry Tector becomes the quickest Irish player to score 1000 runs in ODIs.

Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, Short of a length outside off, Stephen Doheny opens the bat face to guide this one towards third man. Gets a top edge that goes towards third man for a single.

Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, Tad short on off, Harry Tector blocks this one out on the off side.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, Tossed up, full on off, Stephen Doheny leans forward and drives it to long on for a single.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, Floated, full outside off, Stephen Doheny works this one towards mid-wicket but fails to get it past the fielder.

Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, Short outside off, Harry Tector punches this one down to long on and takes a single.

Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, Fuller around off, Harry Tector defends this one back to the bowler.

Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, Full on off, Harry Tector pushes this one straight to cover.

Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, Another short delivery outside off, Stephen Doheny stays inside and lets the ball go through to the keeper.

Brad Evans to Harry Tector, Short and at the batter, Harry Tector gets into an awkward position and fends this one towards backward square leg for a single.

Brad Evans to Harry Tector, Back of a length outside off, Harry Tector dabs it to backward point for a dot.

Brad Evans to Harry Tector, Short and outside off, Harry Tector sways away and leaves it alone.

Harry Tector is the new man in.

Brad Evans to Murray Commins, ! IN THE AIR AND GONE! Brad Evans bowls a short-of-a-length delivery outside off, and Murray Commins hangs back and tries to carve this one on the off side. Ends up getting a thickish outside edge that flies all the way to third man. Gary Ballance there makes no mistake and completes a good catch. Brad Evans delivers the goods for Zimbabwe once again.

Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, Back of a length at the batter, Stephen Doheny works this one towards mid-wicket and collects a single.

Sikandar Raza to Murray Commins, Short and outside off, Murray Commins looks to pull but misses.

Sikandar Raza to Murray Commins, Full and outside off, Murray Commins frees his arms and drives this one firmly along the ground to deep cover. Tadiwanashe Marumani in the deep dives to his left and keeps it to two.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, Short and turning away on off, Stephen Doheny accounts for the turn and opens the bat face at the last moment. Gets it past short third man and a slight fumble there allows the batters to run three.

Sikandar Raza to Murray Commins, Floated, full on off, Murray Commins drives it down to long off and takes a single.

Sikandar Raza to Murray Commins, Short on middle, Murray Commins works this one straight to mid-wicket.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, Short on off, Stephen Doheny pushes this one to the left of mid-wicket. A fumble there allows the batters to cross for a single.

Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, Full and angling at the pads, Stephen Doheny clips this one to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, Shortish delivery on off, Stephen Doheny hangs back and defends this one out.

Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, Slower and into the wicket on middle, Stephen Doheny makes room and slaps this one down the ground for a couple of runs.

Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, NO BALL! Another bumper aimed at the batter, Stephen Doheny once again ducks and leaves it alone. It is called a No Ball for it being the second bouncer of the over.

Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, Banged in short on off, Stephen Doheny shuffles across and ducks under the delivery.

Brad Evans to Murray Commins, Good-length delivery, angling away outside off, Murray Commins drives away from the body and gets a thickish outside edge. The ball rolls to third man for a single.

Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, Back of a length outside off, Stephen Doheny uses his feet and steers this one down to third man for a single.

Sikandar Raza to Murray Commins, Short on off, Murray Commins works this one straight to cover.

Sikandar Raza to Murray Commins, Full around off, Murray Commins drives it straight to cover.

Sikandar Raza to Murray Commins, Short and on off, Murray Commins defends this one from the back foot.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, FIFTY for Stephen Doheny! Short and on middle, Stephen Doheny works this one towards backward square leg and takes a single to bring up his fifty.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, Short on middle, Stephen Doheny pushes this one straight to mid-wicket.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, A loud shout for LBW but turned down. Googly, short at the stumps, Stephen Doheny goes back to defend this one but gets an inside edge back onto this pads.

A slight halt in the play as Stephen Doheny is feeling a bit uneasy. The physio is out to have a look at him. Doheny seems fine and we are good to continue.

Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, Back of a length on leg, Stephen Doheny gets inside and turns this one to fine leg for a single. He moves to 49 with this single.

Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, Fuller on off, Stephen Doheny shuffles across and clips this one uppishly towards mid-wicket for a dot.

Brad Evans to Murray Commins, Short of a length on off, Murray Commins opens the bat face and guides this one down to third man for a single.

Brad Evans to Murray Commins, Beaten! Back of a length in the channel outside off, Murray Commins looks to defend but gets beaten on the outside edge.

Brad Evans to Murray Commins, Good-length delivery at the batter, Murray Commins block this one out on the off side.

Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, Short of a length and on middle, Stephen Doheny moves to the off side and tucks this one wide of deep mid-wicket and takes a quick single.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, Short on off, Stephen Doheny pushes this one to the right of the bowler and takes a single.

Sikandar Raza to Murray Commins, Short on middle, Murray Commins flicks this one from the back foot towards deep square leg for a single. Opens his account in ODI cricket with a single.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, Short and outside off, Stephen Doheny goes back in his crease and punches it to deep point for a single.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, Short and turning into the batter, Stephen Doheny clips it to square leg.

The debutant Murray Commins is the new man in.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, Short on middle, Stephen Doheny pushes this one straight to mid-wicket.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, Full around off, Stephen Doheny gets forward and works it to mid-wicket.

Brad Evans to Paul Stirling, ! CAUGHT! Brad Evans bowls a short-of-a-length delivery angling into the batter from over the wicket, Paul Stirling hangs back and tries to help this one towards the fine leg fence. Does not get enough bat on it to clear the man at ropes and holds out to Gary Ballance at fine leg. Zimbabwe have finally broken the opening stand and they will be relieved to see the back of Paul Stirling.

Brad Evans to Paul Stirling, Full at the stumps, Paul Stirling pushes this one straight to mid-wicket.

Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, Fuller on off, Stephen Doheny shuffles across and clips it to mid-wicket. A fumble there allows the batters to cross for a single.

Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, Short of a length on off, Stephen Doheny blocks this one out on the off side.

Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, WIDE! Another bumper aimed at the batter but this one sails over the head of the batter and the umpire calls it a wide.

Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, Banged in short on middle, Stephen Doheny ducks under the delivery and lets it go.

Brad Evans to Paul Stirling, Back of a length at the batter, Paul Stirling pulls this one along the ground to fine leg for a single.

Ryan Burl to Paul Stirling, Nicely tossed up, full and around off, Paul Stirling pushes it through mid off and picks up a single.

Ryan Burl to Paul Stirling, Floated up outside off, Paul Stirling drives it straight to cover.

Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, On off stump, Stephen Doheny pushes it through covers for a run and the 100 is up for Ireland.

Ryan Burl to Paul Stirling, Flatter one outside off, this is punched away to sweeper cover for another single.

Ryan Burl to Paul Stirling, WIDE! Tries to bowl it full and quick and outside off but spills it beyond the tramline. Left alone for a wide.

Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, Drops it shorter and bowls it outside off, Stephen Doheny goes on the back foot and taps it to deep cover-point for one.

Ryan Burl to Paul Stirling, This is nicely flighted around off, Paul Stirling strokes it with the turn through mid off and collects a single.

Brad Evans to Paul Stirling, Length again on the pads, this is worked away 'round the corner for a run.

Brad Evans to Paul Stirling, Pitches it up now around middle, Paul Stirling punches it straight to mid on.

Brad Evans to Paul Stirling, WIDE! On a good length but angled down the leg side, left alone for a wide.

Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, On a length and on the pads, worked away leg side for a run.

Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, Extra bounce! This is shorter and over middle and leg, Stephen Doheny shuffles across and looks to tuck it away but misses. There is a stifled appeal for caught behind but it is turned down.

Brad Evans to Paul Stirling, Fuller but again angling down leg, Stirling flicks it down to fine leg for a single.

Brad Evans to Paul Stirling, ! All the way! Brad Evans begins with a short ball down leg, Paul Stirling stands tall and pulls it flat and hard over the backward square leg fence for a maximum.

Brad Evans comes on to bowl, replacing Tendai Chatara.

Ryan Burl to Paul Stirling, Tossed up full and outside off, this is driven past the diving fielder at extra cover for a run.

Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, Around off, Stephen Doheny knocks it down to long off for a single.

Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, Excellent running. This is around off and turning away, Stephen Doheny waits on the back foot and eases it behind point for a couple of runs.

Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, Flater one on middle, Doheny keeps it out.

Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, ! BANG! Tosses it up now outside off, Stephen Doheny clears the front leg and smokes it over the long on fence for a biggie.

Ryan Burl to Paul Stirling, Floats it up full and well outside off, Paul Stirling reaches out and plays kit through cover-point for a single.

Tendai Chatara to Stephen Doheny, On a hard length around off, Stephen Doheny hops and keeps it down on the off side.

Tendai Chatara to Stephen Doheny, A bit fuller and on off stump, Stephen Doheny watchfully keeps it out.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, This is bowled around the pads, Paul Stirling works it away through square leg and rotates the strike.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, WIDE! This is full and angling down leg, Paul Stirling shuffles across looking to flick it away but misses. Wide called.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, This is on a good length around off and the ball nips back in sharply off the deck. Paul Stirling looks to play but misses and gets hit on the body.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, ! This is banged in short and over middle, Paul Stirling advances and muscles it through mid-wicket for a boundary.

Tendai Chatara to Stephen Doheny, Back of a length on the body, Stephen Doheny works it past square leg for a single.

Time for Drinks! Having been sent into bat first, Ireland have done well not to lose a wicket against the moving new ball. Moreover, these two kept the scoreboard ticking without taking any risks. On the other hand, Zimbabwe have tried hard but have failed to get any breakthrough. 

Ryan Burl to Paul Stirling, A huge appeal for caught behind, turned down though. This is fuller and around off, turning away sharply. Paul Stirling looks to cut it late but the ball zips past the outside edge. Clive Madande behind the sticks thinks there's an edge but the umpire doesn't agree.

Ryan Burl to Paul Stirling, Tossed up, full and on off stump, Paul Stirling pushes it straight to mid off.

Ryan Burl to Paul Stirling, Gives it a bit more air and floats it up on off stump, Paul Stirling defends it off the front foot.

Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, This is flatter again and outside off, Doheny cuts it through point for a single.

Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, Pushes it through quicker and around off stump, Stephen Doheny looks to back away and cut but misses.

Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, Starts off right on the money as Ryan Burl bowls it flatter and on off stump, Stephen Doheny blocks it out.

Ryan Burl is introduced into the attack.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, Good length around off, Paul Stirling keeps it out on the off side.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, This is full and straight, Paul Stirling clears the front leg and looks for the big heave but mistimes it badly.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, Good length around middle, jagging back in sharply, Paul Stirling looks to tuck but misses and gets hit on the body.

Tendai Chatara to Stephen Doheny, Back of a length and around off, this is eased off the back foot through covers for a single.

Tendai Chatara to Stephen Doheny, Length ball around off stump, Stephen Doheny blocks it out.

Tendai Chatara (4-0-19-0) comes back on.

Tendai Chatara to Stephen Doheny, This is bowled from a bit wider of the crease and angled in, Stephen Doheny lets it through to the keeper.

Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, Beaten! Fuller length, angling across the right-hander. Paul Stirling looks to block but the ball keeps low and beats the outside edge.

Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, Back of a length on middle and leg, this is tucked away to mid-wicket.

Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, Around the top of off, Paul Stirling stays solid in defense.

Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, This is fuller and on the pads, flicked away to deep square leg for a single.

Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, Good bowling. This is a steep bumper from Richard Ngarava around leg stump and coming in at an awkward height. Stephen Doheny is taken aback and just about manages to fend it away.

Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, This is on a shorter length and around leg stump, Stephen Doheny hops and keeps it down on the leg side.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, A bit slower and shorter, Stephen Doheny flicks it through backward square leg for a single.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, Pitches it up a bit and bowls it on off stump, Stephen Doheny blocks it out.

Victor Nyauchi to Paul Stirling, Back of a length over middle and leg, Paul Stirling works it off the back foot through square leg for a run.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, A tad shorter and around the hips, this is nudged away behind square on the leg side for a single.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, Length ball, angling in from outside off, Stephen Doheny keeps it out.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, Good length again outside off, Stephen Doheny taps it in front of cover.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, WIDE! Good length but drifted well down the leg side. Wided.

Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, Back of a length at the batter, Stephen Doheny tucks this one towards deep backward square leg for a single.

Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, Short of a length on off, Stephen Doheny blocks this one out on the off side.

Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, Banged in short at the batter, Stephen Doheny ducks under it and lets it go through to the keeper.

Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, ! Fuller outside off, Stephen Doheny leans forward and drives this one through extra cover. Hits it to the left of mid off and collects a boundary.

Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, Short of a length on off, Stephen Doheny dabs this one to cover for a dot.

Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, Bumper on off by Richard Ngarava, Stephen Doheny ducks and leaves it alone.

Victor Nyauchi to Paul Stirling, ! Short of a length outside off, Paul Stirling gets the width he needs and frees his arms. Slaps this one along the ground and wide of mid off for a boundary.

Victor Nyauchi to Paul Stirling, Back of a length on leg, a hint of inward movement, Paul Stirling tries to work it on the leg side but cannot get it away.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, Full and angling in on leg, Stephen Doheny clips this one to square leg and takes a single.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, Banged in short and aimed at the batter, Stephen Doheny ducks under it and lets it go.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, Short and outside off, Stephen Doheny gets on top of the bounce and punches this one through covers for a couple of runs.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, Good-length delivery in the channel outside off, Stephen Doheny watchfully leaves it alone.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, WIDE! Another delivery on a length angling down the leg side, Stephen Doheny leaves it alone.

Powerplay 2! The fielding side can now have a maximum of 4 fielders outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over.

Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, Back of a length outside off, Paul Stirling defends this one to point.

Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, Length delivery at the pads, Paul Stirling clips this one straight to short fine leg for a dot.

Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, Back of a length at the batter, Stephen Doheny works this one towards square leg and takes a single.

Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, On a length outside off, Stephen Doheny defends this one with soft hands and that allows him to get away with the outside edge. The ball falls short of first slip.

Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, Fuller outside off, Stephen Doheny drives this one firmly but straight to mid off.

Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, Back of a length and angling away outside off, Stephen Doheny taps this one on the off side for a dot.

Richard Ngarava (3-0-19-0) is back on.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, On a length on leg, Stephen Doheny lets the ball come to him and clips this one along the ground. Gets it between square leg and mid-wicket for three runs.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, Short of a length outside off, Stephen Doheny pushes this one straight to backward point.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, Good-length delivery on off, Stephen Doheny defends this one back to the bowler.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, WIDE! Victor Nyauchi misses his line and fires this one on a length but down the leg side. Stephen Doheny shoulders arms and lets it go.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, Short of a length around off, Stephen Doheny stays on the back foot and blocks this one on the off side.

Victor Nyauchi to Paul Stirling, Leg bye! On a length on leg, Paul Stirling moves to the off side to help it behind square on the leg side but misses. The ball rolls off his pads towards fine leg for a single.

Victor Nyauchi to Paul Stirling, Fuller and on leg, Paul Stirling gets inside and clips this one along the ground. Ryan Burl at square leg makes a good diving stop to his left and denies the single.

Victor Nyauchi to Paul Stirling, WIDE! Victor Nyauchi bowls this one back of a length but down the leg side, Paul Stirling leaves it alone.

Tendai Chatara to Stephen Doheny, Back of a length outside off, Stephen Doheny punches this one straight to point.

Tendai Chatara to Stephen Doheny, ! Easy pickings for Stephen Doheny! Back of a length, angling in on leg, Stephen Doheny gets inside and helps this one fine on the leg side. Gets it to the right of fine leg for a boundary.

Tendai Chatara to Stephen Doheny, Back of a length outside off, Stephen Doheny gets behind and defends this one on the back foot.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, On a length at the batter, Paul Stirling nudges this one wide of fine leg and collects a single.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, Good-length delivery in the channel outside off, Paul Stirling solidly blocks this one out.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, Full and on middle by Tendai Chatara, Paul Stirling pushes this one back to the bowler.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, Tad short and outside off, Stephen Doheny looks to punch this one on the off side but cannot get it away.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, On a length on middle, Stephen Doheny pushes this one straight to mid-wicket.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, Back of a length outside off, Stephen Doheny gets behind the line and defends this one on the off side.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, Short of a length and angling in on middle, Stephen Doheny tries to work this one on the leg side but closes the bat face early. Gets a leading edge that falls just short of the bowler.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, Another back-of-a-length delivery at the pads, Stephen Doheny flicks this one off his hips but fails to get it past square leg.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, Back of a length on off, Stephen Doheny stays on the back foot and blocks this one out down the wicket.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, WIDE! Victor Nyauchi starts with a wide. Bowls this one back of a length but angling down the leg side, Stephen Doheny lets it go.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, Short of a length on off, Paul Stirling dabs this one straight to backward point.

Victor Nyauchi comes in as first change.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, ! Paul Stirling finally gets it through! Tendai Chatara persists with short stuff and bowls it outside off, Paul Stirling gets the width he wants and punches this one through the ring on the off side for a boundary.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, Back of a length on off, Paul Stirling blocks this one through on the off side.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, Short of a length around off, Paul Stirling punches this one along the ground straight to backward point.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, Short and outside off, Paul Stirling hangs back and cuts this one firmly but straight to Chamu Chibhabha at backward point.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, Short of a length outside off, Paul Stirling tries to slap this one down the ground but connects with thin air.

Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, Back of a length at the batter, Stephen Doheny works this one off his pads towards deep backward square leg and collects a brace.

Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, Leg bye! Full and at the pads by Richard Ngarava, Paul Stirling looks to clip this one but misses. The ball rolls off his pads on the leg side and batters cross for a single.

Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, WIDE! Richard Ngarava has lost his radar here as he sprays another short-of-a-length delivery down the leg side. Third wide in a row.

Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, WIDE! Another shortish delivery down the leg side, Paul Stirling fails to get any bat on it and it is wided.

Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, WIDE! Short-of-a-length delivery but angled down the leg side, Paul Stirling tries to flick but misses. The umpire signals a wide.

Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, ! BANG! Back of a length outside off from over the wicket, Paul Stirling picks the length early and swats his one towards the mid-wicket fence for a maximum.

Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, Keeps it on a good length and bowls it around off, Paul Stirling taps it on the off side.

Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, Good length around the top of off, Stirling looks to punch it out but mistimes it badly.

Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, Back of a length around the hips, Paul Stirling tucks it toward square leg.

Tendai Chatara to Stephen Doheny, Good length on off stump, Stephen Doheny defends it back onto the deck.

Tendai Chatara to Stephen Doheny, ! Sweetly timed! This is fuller and on the pads, Stephen Doheny clips it off his legs and well in front of mid-wicket for a boundary.

Tendai Chatara to Stephen Doheny, Pitches it up around off, Doheny pushes it out on the off side.

Tendai Chatara to Stephen Doheny, Goes fuller now and bowls it around the fifth stump line, Stephen Doheny shoulders arms.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, Good length outside off and shaping further away, Stirling goes for the booming drive but gets a thick outside edge that flies past the slip cordon and down to third man for a single.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, This is pitched up in that channel around off and shaping away as well from the right-hander. Paul Stirling leaves it alone.

Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, ! Nicely played! Fuller and on off by Richard Ngarava, Stephen Doheny gets into the position early and presents a full face of the bat. Drives it back past the bowler and to the left of mid on for a boundary.

Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, Good bumper by Richard Ngarava! Banged in short at the batter, Stephen Doheny ducks under the delivery and lets it go.

Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, Full and angling away on off, Stephen Doheny gets behind and defends this one down the wicket.

Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, Full and on off, Stephen Doheny defends this one from the front foot.

Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, Back of a length in the channel outside off, Stephen Doheny blocks this one out on the off side.

Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, This is on a good length and on the pads, Paul Stirling tucks it toward mid-wicket for a quick single.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, Slight hesitation but no harm is done. Good length around the top of off, Paul Stirling plays it with soft hands and to the left of the man at point. The batters look for the single but keep watching the ball. The fielder fumbles and they are able to scamper through.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, Keeps bowling it back of a length and outside off, Stirling pushes it straight to the man at cover.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, Hits the length hard and bowls it outside off, Paul Stirling punches it toward covers.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, ! This is shorter and outside off, Paul Stirling obliges the width on offer and cuts it through cover-point for the first boundary of the game.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, Bowls it a touch fuller and in line with the stumps, the ball just nips in a bit but Stirling is able to block it out.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, Starts off with a length ball that is right on the money. Paul Stirling defends it off the front foot.

Tendai Chatara to bowl from the opposite end.

Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, Richard Ngarava serves this one on a length outside off, Paul Stirling drives this one along the ground. Gets it through covers and opens his account with three runs.

Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, Fuller outside off, Paul Stirling gets forward and defends this one to backward point.

Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, Richard Ngarava persists with the length delivery outside off, angling away, Paul Stirling advances and leaves it alone.

Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, On a length outside off, Paul Stirling goes for the drive away from his body but mishits it to mid on.

We are a few minutes away from the start of the play but first, the two sets of players line up for the national anthems. It will be the national anthem of Ireland first, followed by the national anthem of Zimbabwe. This is being done in the 2nd game of the series and not the first game as Cricket Zimbabwe have decided to dedicate the proceeds in this game to the family of former cricketer and coach Shepherd Makunura, who along with his wife passed away recently.

Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, Touch fuller outside off, the ball stops in the surface a bit and Paul Stirling drives this one to cover.

Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, Richard Ngarava starts with a good-length delivery around off, nips back in after pitching, Paul Stirling defends this one to mid on.

Done with the pre-game formalities and it is now time to play. The umpires and the Zimbabwe players are out in the middle. It will be Paul Stirling and Stephen Doheny opening the innings for Ireland. Richard Ngarava has the new ball in hand and is raring to go. Let's play...

Ireland (Playing XI) - Paul Stirling (C), Stephen Doheny, Murray Commins (On debut) (In for Andy Balbirnie), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Lorcan Tucker (WK), Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, Graham Hume, Joshua Little.

PITCH REPORT - Darlington Matambanadzo says that the wicket for this game is the best one so far in the series. Adds that it has been rolled nice and hard and is a bit greener as well. Mentions that the wicket will have more pace in it as well.

Paul Stirling, the stand-in skipper of Ireland, says that they would have bowled first as well. Adds that the wicket can be tricky at the top but it won't be tough for long. Feels that this wicket is different from the last game. Shares that there have been a lot of clutch moments where they have come up on the wrong side. Informs that Murray Commins is making his debut, replacing Andy Balbirnie who is out due to concussion.

Sikandar Raza, the stand-in skipper of Zimbabwe, says that they will have a bowl first. Adds that unfortunately Craig Ervine has got a thing with his finger and it is a precautionary thing to rest him for this game. Mentions that their bowlers did well in the previous game and were a bit unlucky as the edges didn't find the fielders and hopes that they can pick early wickets here. Mentions that the wicket looks good and it could be a high-scoring game. Informs that Chamu Chibhabha comes in to

Zimbabwe (Playing XI) - Innocent Kaia, Tadiwanashe Marumani (In for Wesley Madhevere), Chamu Chibhabha (In for Craig Ervine), Gary Ballance, Sikandar Raza (C), Ryan Burl, Clive Madande (WK), Brad Evans, Richard Ngarava, Tendai Chatara (In for Wellington Masakadza), Victor Nyauchi.

TOSS - The coin toss lands in the favour of Zimbabwe and they have opted to BOWL first.

We are back for the chase.

... THE RUN CHASE ...

Right then, Ireland have a competitive total on the board and the onus is now on their bowlers to bowl well and defend this total. On the other hand, Zimbabwe have momentum with them and will be looking to take this momentum into their batting effort. Will their batters step up and chase down this total? We will find out shortly. Back in a bit for the chase...

After Sikandar Raza called it right and opted to bowl first, Zimbabwe were unable to take early inroads with the new ball. They allowed the Irish openers to score freely and at one stage, the hosts looked set to chase a total in excess of 300. However, they clawed their way back into the game by keeping the runs in check during the middle overs. In the last five overs, Zimbabwe did concede 63 runs but they will be pleased with their bowling effort. Tendai Chatara was the pick of the bowlers

A decent end to the innings for Ireland but they will feel that they are at least 15 runs short. Having been sent into bat, Ireland were off to a solid start courtesy of Paul Stirling and Stephen Doheny. The pair stitched a 104-run opening stand to put the visitors in a comfortable position. However, once that partnership was broken, Ireland lost their way and could not keep the scoreboard ticking in the middle overs. Stephen Doheny and Harry Tector did start to get a move on but the departur

Richard Ngarava to Mark Adair, BYE! The Irish innings ends with an extra! This is banged in short and angling down leg. Mark Adair looks to back away and pull but misses and Andy McBrine is already at the striker's end before the keeper even picks up the ball. Adair also scampers across and no wide is called. Ireland finish with 294/7 on the board!

Richard Ngarava to Mark Adair, This is full again and flicked away in front of mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

Richard Ngarava to Mark Adair, Excellent delivery! Full and angled in at the toes, Mark Adair looks to get the front leg out of the way but misses and the ball goes through his legs to the keeper.

Richard Ngarava to Mark Adair, ! Smashed away! This is banged into the deck and angled into the body, Mark Adair walks towards the ball and muscles it in between deep mid-wicket and long on for a boundary.

Richard Ngarava to Andy McBrine, Back of a length and around off, this is hit away through mid off for just the single.

Richard Ngarava to Andy McBrine, This is full and straight, Andy McBrine clips it away well in front of the square on the leg side for a brace.

Richard Ngarava to Andy McBrine, WIDE! An attempted slower bumper, this is around off and loops up over the batter's head. Andy McBrine leaves it alone and a wide is called.

Richard Ngarava will bowl the final over.

Tendai Chatara to Mark Adair, This is short and wide, Mark Adair slaps it over the cover-point region and races back for the second.

Tendai Chatara to George Dockrell, ! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Tendai Chatara holds onto the catch and picks up his third wicket but Clive Madande seems to be hurt. Another slower short ball around off, George Dockrell looks to pull it away over mid-wicket but gets a top edge. The ball goes high and lands around short leg. Chatara and the keeper both run toward it and keep their eyes on the ball but neother calls for it. In the end, Chatara does take it but Madande bumps hard into him and t

Mark Adair is the next batter for Ireland.

Tendai Chatara to George Dockrell, ! BOOM! Misses the yorker and ends up serving a low full toss on leg stump. George Dockrell clears the front leg and smokes it over the cow corner fence for a biggie.

Tendai Chatara to George Dockrell, What happened here? This is on a length and around off, George Dockrell backs away and clobbers it right back at the bowler. The batters look to scamper across but Tendai Chatara is quick to pick up the deflected ball and throws it back onto the stumps at the bowler's end. Andy McBrine is able to get back in and if Chatara kept his presence of mind then Dockrell was struggling to get back to the opposite end.

Tendai Chatara to George Dockrell, ! Bangs in a bumper over middle, George Dockrell takes it on and hooks it one-bounce into the mid-wicket fence.

Tendai Chatara to Andy McBrine, Slower one, bowled into the deck and around off, Andy McBrine pulls it down to long on for a run.

Richard Ngarava to Andy McBrine, Full again and angling in at the toes, Andy McBrine jams it out to mid on and scampers through for the quick single.

Richard Ngarava to George Dockrell, Full and following the batter past the leg stump, George Dockrell looks to clip it away but gets it down to long on for only a single.

Richard Ngarava to Andy McBrine, Slower and shorter, at the body, Andy McBrine swivel-pulls it down to fine leg and turns the strike over.

Richard Ngarava to George Dockrell, Back of a length and outside off, Dockrell stays back and dabs it down to third man for a single.

Richard Ngarava to George Dockrell, ! Hammered away! Short and around off, George Dockrell backs away and pulls it right back past the man at mid off for a boundary.

Richard Ngarava to George Dockrell, This is banged in short and outside off, George Dockrell steps out and pulls it over wide mid off for a couple of runs.

Tendai Chatara to Andy McBrine, Fullish length angling across the left-hander, Andy McBrine leaves it alone.

Tendai Chatara to Curtis Campher, ! CAUGHT! Another one bites the dust and Tendai Chatara pulling things back nicely here for Zimbabwe. This is full and outside off stump, Curtis Campher stays deep in his crease and looks to loft it over mid off. Campher is unable to get under it and ends up slicing it straight to Gary Ballance at mid off and he makes no mistake, taking his fourth catch of the game. Chatara strikes twice in one over.

Andy McBrine comes out to bat.

Tendai Chatara to Curtis Campher, This is shorter and on the stumps, Curtis Campher works it off the back foot past square leg for a couple of runs.

Tendai Chatara to Curtis Campher, Length ball around off, Curtis Campher shuffles across and looks for the scoop but gets struck on the pads. There is an appeal for lbw but it is turned down.

Curtis Campher is the new man in.

Tendai Chatara to Curtis Campher, Short and outside off, cut away but straight to the man at point.

Tendai Chatara to Harry Tector, ! CAUGHT! High, very high but just not long enough. Tendai Chatara goes wide of the crease and bowls the off-cutter into middle and leg stump. Harry Tector picks it up and looks to dispatch it over the square leg fence but isn't able to get much power on it. Tector lofts it really high and Ryan Burl at deep square leg settles under it nicely to take the catch. Tector departs after yet another classy knock.

Tendai Chatara (8-0-36-0) comes back on.

Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, This full again and around middle, Harry Tector drills it right back at the bowler who does get a hand on it. The ball rolls toward mid off and they get the single.

Sikandar Raza to George Dockrell, Raza finds the blockhole this time on middle and leg, Dockrell digs it out through mid-wicket and rotates the strike.

Sikandar Raza to George Dockrell, ! This is fuller and quicker but down leg, George Dockrell gets a fine tickle on it and the ball runs away into the fine leg fence.

Sikandar Raza to George Dockrell, On a nagging length and around off, George Dockrell looks to cut but is well beaten.

Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, This is full on middle and leg, Harry Tector drives it down to long on for a run.

Sikandar Raza to George Dockrell, Dockrell pre-meditates and moves past the leg stump, Sikandar Raza gives it more air and follows the batter as well. Dockrell works it in front of mid-wicket for a single.

Brad Evans to Harry Tector, ! Short and at the batter, Harry Tector stands tall and pulls this one to the right of deep square leg for a boundary. 

Brad Evans to Harry Tector, ! STRAIGHT HIT! Full and outside off by Brad Evans, right in the slot for the batter, Harry Tector does not miss out and thumps this one down the ground for a maximum.

Brad Evans to Harry Tector, WIDE! Back of a length but down the leg side, Harry Tector gets inside to scoop this one fine on the leg side but misses. The umpire signals a wide.

Brad Evans to George Dockrell, Slower and tad short on off, George Dockrell tries to slap this one on the off side but gets an inside edge to fine leg for a single.

Brad Evans to Harry Tector, Fullish outside off, Harry Tector opens the bat face and slices this one through point. The fielder at deep cover puts in a dive and saves a run for his side.

Brad Evans to Harry Tector, ! Fuller outside off, Harry Tector gets into the position early and slogs across the line. Gets it towards the vacant deep mid-wicket region for a boundary.

Brad Evans to Harry Tector, Slower and back of a length on off, Harry Tector looks to pull this one but misses as he gets deceived by the pace of the delivery.

Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, Fuller at the stumps, Harry Tector uses his feet and knocks it down to long on for a single.

Sikandar Raza to George Dockrell, Fullish on leg, George Dockrell clips it to mid-wicket for a single.

Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, Short at the stumps, Harry Tector pushes it down to long on for a single.

Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, Loud appeal! Short around off, Harry Tector goes for the reverse paddle but misses. The ball strikes him outside the line and the umpire turns down the appeal from Sikandar Raza.

Sikandar Raza to George Dockrell, Full on middle, George Dockrell tries to defend but gets an inside that rolls to square leg for a single.

Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, Fullish delivery at the pads, Harry Tector works this one to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Sikandar Raza (7-0-34-0) brings himself back into the attack.

Brad Evans to George Dockrell, Another shortish delivery outside off, George Dockrell tries to work it on the off side but misses.

Brad Evans to George Dockrell, WIDE! Banged in short on middle, George Dockrell tries to slap this one but misses as the ball sails over his head.

Brad Evans to Harry Tector, Short of a length on leg, Harry Tector pulls this one down to fine leg for a single.

Brad Evans to Harry Tector, ! FIFTY for Harry Tector! Full and outside off, Harry Tector frees his arms and goes for the drive. Ends up getting an outside edge that goes to the third man fence for a boundary to bring up his fifty.

Brad Evans to George Dockrell, Another cutter on a length on leg, George Dockrell hangs back and helps this one towards fine leg for a single.

Brad Evans to George Dockrell, WIDE! On a length but down the leg side, George Dockrell looks to help it fine but misses and the umpire signals a wide.

Brad Evans to George Dockrell, Slower and short on middle, George Dockrell makes room and slaps this one on the off side. Does not get it from the middle part of the bat but enough to clear mid off and batters run two.

Brad Evans to Harry Tector, Slower and short on off, Harry Tector waits for it and pulls this one to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Richard Ngarava to George Dockrell, Good bumper! Banged in short at the batter, George Dockrell ducks under it and lets it go through to the keeper.

George Dockrell is the new man in.

Richard Ngarava to Lorcan Tucker, ! CAUGHT! Slower and into the wicket on off, Lorcan Tucker makes room to go through the off side but ends up slicing this one high in the air. It goes only as far as backward point where Chamu Chibhabha settles under it and does the rest. That brings an end to the struggles of Lorcan Tucker at the crease.

Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, Back of a length on off, Harry Tector pushes this one to the right of the bowler and takes a quick single.

Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, Short and outside off, Harry Tector punches this one along the ground on the off side. Calls for two immediately and does complete the second run.

Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, Short of a length on off, Harry Tector stays on the back foot and guides this one past backward point. Hits it wide of third man and that allows him to come back for the second.

Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, WIDE! Richard Ngarava bangs this one short but down the leg side, Harry Tector leaves it alone and the umpire signals a wide.

Richard Ngarava to Lorcan Tucker, Back of a length at the batter, Lorcan Tucker moves to the leg side and drills this one wide of mid off. Gary Ballance makes a good diving stop to this right and keeps it to one.

Brad Evans to Lorcan Tucker, Brad Evans follows the batter and bowls a yorker, Lorcan Tucker squeezes this one out to mid-wicket and collects a single.

Brad Evans to Lorcan Tucker, On a length at the stumps, Lorcan Tucker gets down to slog sweep and helps this one wide of fine leg for a couple of runs.

Brad Evans to Harry Tector, Tad fuller at the stumps, Harry Tector presents a straight bat and drives it down to long on for a single.

Brad Evans to Lorcan Tucker, Back of a length outside off, Lorcan Tucker opens the bat face and steers this one down to third man for a single.

Brad Evans to Lorcan Tucker, On a length outside off, Lorcan Tucker uses his feet and dabs it to backward point for a dot.

Brad Evans to Harry Tector, Slower and back of a length on off, Harry Tector shuffles across and nudges it towards mid-wicket for a single.

Time for Powerplay 3! Zimbabwe can now have a maximum of 5 fielders outside the 30-yard circle.

Richard Ngarava to Lorcan Tucker, Slower one, on a good length and around off, Lorcan Tucker dabs it toward backward point.

Slight halt! Richard Ngarava is experiencing some cramps in his left leg and requires medical attention. He is back on his feet to complete his over.

Richard Ngarava to Lorcan Tucker, Tucker just can't find the gaps at the moment. Short again, Tucker comes down the track and flat-bats the pull straight back. Richard Ngarava tries to get down low to his left but fails to get a hand on it and the ball crashes into the stumps at the non-striker's end.

Richard Ngarava to Lorcan Tucker, Straight to the man again! This is short and over middle, Lorcan Tucker pulls it toward mid-wicket.

Richard Ngarava to Lorcan Tucker, This is short and a bit wide as well, Lorcan Tucker throws his hands at it but hits it straight to the man at point.

Richard Ngarava (6-0-26-0) is back on.

Richard Ngarava to Lorcan Tucker, Around the top of off, Tucker backs away and opens the face of the blade to ease it toward point.

Richard Ngarava to Harry Tector, This is bowled from around the wicket and bowled shorter as well outside off. Harry Tector steers it down to third man for one.

Tendai Chatara to Lorcan Tucker, Fullish length around off, driven to the left of the bowler who makes another decent half stop.

Tendai Chatara to Harry Tector, Back of a length and around off, this is dabbed down to the fielder at third man for just another single.

Tendai Chatara to Lorcan Tucker, Risky single but they get it with ease in the end. This is pitched up on middle, Lorcan Tucker punches it right back at the bowler who sticks out a right hand and the ball deflects toward mid on. They scamper through for one. The 200 is now up for Ireland.

Tendai Chatara to Lorcan Tucker, Good length again and over the stumps, Lorcan Tucker shuffles again and looks for the scoop but is well beaten.

Tendai Chatara to Lorcan Tucker, TWO LEG BYES! Good length, angling in from outside off. Lorcan Tucker steps out and shuffles across as he looks to play the pick-up shot. The ball lobs up off the pads and goes toward fine leg. They pick up a couple of leg byes.

Tendai Chatara to Harry Tector, Back of a length and angling in from outside off, Harry Tector comes forward and runs it down to third man for a single.

Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, Flighted and on off stump, this is knocked down to long off for a single.

Ryan Burl to Lorcan Tucker, Floated up around off, this is pushed through covers with the turn for one more.

Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, Holds it back a touch and flights it on a nagging length outside off. Tector waits for it and cuts it to the right of the man at point who makes a god stop. They do get the single though.

Ryan Burl to Lorcan Tucker, Floated up around off, Lorcan Tucker reaches forward and pushes it down the ground for a run.

Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, Excellent fielding! This is full and straight, Harry Tector drives it right back and Ryan Burl sticks out his right boot. The ball deflects off the boot toward wide mid on and they get a single. That must have stung Burl as well.

Ryan Burl to Lorcan Tucker, Flighted delivery on off stump, Lorcan Tucker defends it out.

Tendai Chatara to Lorcan Tucker, Around the top of off, Lorcan Tucker looks to come forward and drive but gets it off the inner half of the bat through square leg. The batters hurry back for two.

Tendai Chatara to Lorcan Tucker, WIDE! Looks to angle this one into the pads but spills it down the leg side. Wide called.

Tendai Chatara to Harry Tector, Length again and around off, this is steered through backward point for one more.

Tendai Chatara to Harry Tector, Back of a length and over off stump, Harry Tector looks to play it off the back foot but almost gets an inside edge back onto the stumps.

Tendai Chatara to Lorcan Tucker, On a good length and around off, Lorcan Tucker looks to punch but mistimes it on the leg side for one.

Tendai Chatara to Harry Tector, Chatara sees Harry Tector advancing and bowls it shorter and on the body. Tector manages to work it off the inside edge down to fine leg and picks up a single.

Tendai Chatara to Harry Tector, This is pitched up around middle, Harry Tector flicks it straight to short mid-wicket.

Tendai Chatara (6-0-27-0) returns to the attack.

Ryan Burl to Lorcan Tucker, Quicker one, full and well outside off, Lorcan Tucker squeezes it toward short third man.

Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, This is around off, pushed away onto the off side for a single.

Ryan Burl to Lorcan Tucker, TWO WIDES! This is flatter and well outside the off stump, and beats the keeper as well. They cross and a wide is called.

Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, ! CAUGHT! Zimbabwe get a crucial breakthrough and the partnership is finally broken. Ryan Burl tosses it up nicely, full and on off stump with the ball turning away. Stephen Doheny has a slog against the turn and ends up slicing it high and over mid off. Gary Ballance from long off comes in and takes a fine low catch. Doheny departs after a brilliant knock and Zimbabwe have an opening here.

Lorcan Tucker walks out to bat. 

Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, Flatter delivery on off stump, pushed through mid off for a single.

Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, Nicely bowled! Holds it back a touch and floats it full outside off with the ball turning away. Harry Tector has a little dab at it but gets beaten on the outside edge.

Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, This is full and wide of the off stump, Stephen Doheny drives it square of the wicket to deep cover for  single.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, Fuller one on the pads, flicked away behind square on the leg side for a boundary.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, ! A bit of aggression now from Stephen Doheny. This is short again, Doheny comes down the track and muscles it into the cow corner fence.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, This is shorter and over middle, Doheny mistimes the pull toward mid-wicket.

Victor Nyauchi to Harry Tector, Back of a length around off, this is punched away square on the off side for a single.

Victor Nyauchi to Harry Tector, Ouch, Victor Nyauchi with a moment of madness and Harry Tector isn't pleased at all about it. This is full and straight, Tector drives it back to the bowler who makes the stop and throws it back at Tector who seems to be hurt. Victor says sorry but the umpire calls him and the skipper Sikandar Raza for a quick chat.

Victor Nyauchi to Harry Tector, ! Driven and driven to perfection. This is pitched up on off stump, Harry Tector plays it on the up and past the diving man at mid off for a boundary.

Victor Nyauchi (4-0-18-0) is back on.

Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, This is fuller and around middle, knocked down to long on for one. Productive overs keep on coming for Ireland as they pick up 8 runs off that one.

Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, Floated up on middle, Harry Tector drives it straight to mid on.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, Around middle, this is driven down to wide long on for a single.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, At the stumps and punched back firmly toward the bowler.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, ! Lovely touch from Stephen Doheny. This is around off, Doheny plays the reverse paddle and gets it fine of the man at short third man for a boundary.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, Easy two! This is shorter and on leg stump, Stephen Doheny works it off the back foot wide of the man at deep mid-wicket and picks up a brace.

Time for Drinks! Ireland are going along nicely with Harry Tector and Stephen Doheny out in the middle. With plenty of batting still to come, the visitors look set to post a huge total. These are ominous signs for the hosts and they need a couple of quick wickets to swing the momentum back their way.

Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, Slows it up a touch and flights it on off stump, Harry Tector blocks it out.

Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, Flatter and outside off, slapped away to sweeper cover for one.

Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, This one slides on from the off stump and Harry Tector works it in front of mid-wicket for yet another single.

Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, Looking for two but have to settle for the single. This is a tad short and Stephen Doheny jabs it toward deep square leg for a single.

Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, Loopy delivery around off stump, Tector pushes it down to long off for one more.

Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, On the shorter side and around middle, this is worked off the back foot past square leg for a run.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, Half a shout for lbw and nothing more. This is flatter and around off, Stephen Doheny gets an inside edge onto the pads as he looks to flick. The ball rolls onto the off side and they get a single. 

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, This is quicker and around middle, nudged away to mid-wicket.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, ! Up and over! This is tossed up outside off, Stephen Doheny backs away and lofts it inside-out over extra cover for a boundary.

Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, Around off stump, pushed out on the off side for one.

Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, This is flatter and at the stumps, Tector blocks it out.

Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, ! Skillful from Harry Tector. This is full and on off stump, Tector goes for the reverse sweep and nails it past the man at short third man for a boundary.

Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, Drops it a bit short and on middle, this is pulled away behind square on the leg side for one.

Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, Floated up on the pads, Harry Tector works it away toward deep mid-wicket and picks up another brace.

Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, This is flatter and around middle, Tector blocks it out.

Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, ! Streaky boundary but Harry Tector will take it. Tossed up full and around off, Tector looks to sweep but gets an inside edge past the stumps and the ball runs away into the fine leg fence.

Ryan Burl to Harry Tector, Tossed up outside off, Harry Tector strokes it away wide of the man at sweeper cover for a couple of runs.

Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, This is pushed through on middle, Stephen Doheny knocks it down to long on for a single.

Ryan Burl (3-0-18-0) is back into the attack.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, Touch short on off, Stephen Doheny goes back and punches this one down to long on for a single.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, WIDE! Fuller and quicker but down the leg side, Stephen Doheny goes for the flick but misses.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, Short and on middle, Sikandar Raza works this one straight to mid-wicket.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, Full and at the stumps, Stephen Doheny drives this one down the wicket for a dot.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, Raza sees the batter advance and fires a fullish delivery down the leg side, Stephen Doheny somehow manages to get his bat on it as he tried to clip.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, Short on off, Stephen Doheny pushes this one back to the bowler.

Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, Tad short at the stumps, Harry Tector works this one towards mid-wicket and takes a single.

Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, Back of a length on off, Stephen Doheny watchfully defends this one out.

Brad Evans to Harry Tector, Short and on off, Harry Tector hangs back and pulls this one uppishly towards deep square leg. Victor Nyauchi there decides not to go for the catch and Sikandar Raza isn't pleased one bit with his effort. The batters cross for a single.

Brad Evans to Harry Tector, Back of a length on off, Harry Tector punches this one back to the bowler.

Brad Evans to Harry Tector, Short and outside off, Harry Tector sways away and leaves it alone.

Brad Evans to Harry Tector, ! Streaky but Harry Tector will take it! Short and outside off, Harry Tector tries to cut this one hard on the off side but gets an outside edge that flies past the keeper for a boundary. With this boundary, Harry Tector becomes the quickest Irish player to score 1000 runs in ODIs.

Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, Short of a length outside off, Stephen Doheny opens the bat face to guide this one towards third man. Gets a top edge that goes towards third man for a single.

Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, Tad short on off, Harry Tector blocks this one out on the off side.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, Tossed up, full on off, Stephen Doheny leans forward and drives it to long on for a single.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, Floated, full outside off, Stephen Doheny works this one towards mid-wicket but fails to get it past the fielder.

Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, Short outside off, Harry Tector punches this one down to long on and takes a single.

Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, Fuller around off, Harry Tector defends this one back to the bowler.

Sikandar Raza to Harry Tector, Full on off, Harry Tector pushes this one straight to cover.

Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, Another short delivery outside off, Stephen Doheny stays inside and lets the ball go through to the keeper.

Brad Evans to Harry Tector, Short and at the batter, Harry Tector gets into an awkward position and fends this one towards backward square leg for a single.

Brad Evans to Harry Tector, Back of a length outside off, Harry Tector dabs it to backward point for a dot.

Brad Evans to Harry Tector, Short and outside off, Harry Tector sways away and leaves it alone.

Harry Tector is the new man in.

Brad Evans to Murray Commins, ! IN THE AIR AND GONE! Brad Evans bowls a short-of-a-length delivery outside off, and Murray Commins hangs back and tries to carve this one on the off side. Ends up getting a thickish outside edge that flies all the way to third man. Gary Ballance there makes no mistake and completes a good catch. Brad Evans delivers the goods for Zimbabwe once again.

Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, Back of a length at the batter, Stephen Doheny works this one towards mid-wicket and collects a single.

Sikandar Raza to Murray Commins, Short and outside off, Murray Commins looks to pull but misses.

Sikandar Raza to Murray Commins, Full and outside off, Murray Commins frees his arms and drives this one firmly along the ground to deep cover. Tadiwanashe Marumani in the deep dives to his left and keeps it to two.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, Short and turning away on off, Stephen Doheny accounts for the turn and opens the bat face at the last moment. Gets it past short third man and a slight fumble there allows the batters to run three.

Sikandar Raza to Murray Commins, Floated, full on off, Murray Commins drives it down to long off and takes a single.

Sikandar Raza to Murray Commins, Short on middle, Murray Commins works this one straight to mid-wicket.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, Short on off, Stephen Doheny pushes this one to the left of mid-wicket. A fumble there allows the batters to cross for a single.

Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, Full and angling at the pads, Stephen Doheny clips this one to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, Shortish delivery on off, Stephen Doheny hangs back and defends this one out.

Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, Slower and into the wicket on middle, Stephen Doheny makes room and slaps this one down the ground for a couple of runs.

Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, NO BALL! Another bumper aimed at the batter, Stephen Doheny once again ducks and leaves it alone. It is called a No Ball for it being the second bouncer of the over.

Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, Banged in short on off, Stephen Doheny shuffles across and ducks under the delivery.

Brad Evans to Murray Commins, Good-length delivery, angling away outside off, Murray Commins drives away from the body and gets a thickish outside edge. The ball rolls to third man for a single.

Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, Back of a length outside off, Stephen Doheny uses his feet and steers this one down to third man for a single.

Sikandar Raza to Murray Commins, Short on off, Murray Commins works this one straight to cover.

Sikandar Raza to Murray Commins, Full around off, Murray Commins drives it straight to cover.

Sikandar Raza to Murray Commins, Short and on off, Murray Commins defends this one from the back foot.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, FIFTY for Stephen Doheny! Short and on middle, Stephen Doheny works this one towards backward square leg and takes a single to bring up his fifty.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, Short on middle, Stephen Doheny pushes this one straight to mid-wicket.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, A loud shout for LBW but turned down. Googly, short at the stumps, Stephen Doheny goes back to defend this one but gets an inside edge back onto this pads.

A slight halt in the play as Stephen Doheny is feeling a bit uneasy. The physio is out to have a look at him. Doheny seems fine and we are good to continue.

Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, Back of a length on leg, Stephen Doheny gets inside and turns this one to fine leg for a single. He moves to 49 with this single.

Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, Fuller on off, Stephen Doheny shuffles across and clips this one uppishly towards mid-wicket for a dot.

Brad Evans to Murray Commins, Short of a length on off, Murray Commins opens the bat face and guides this one down to third man for a single.

Brad Evans to Murray Commins, Beaten! Back of a length in the channel outside off, Murray Commins looks to defend but gets beaten on the outside edge.

Brad Evans to Murray Commins, Good-length delivery at the batter, Murray Commins block this one out on the off side.

Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, Short of a length and on middle, Stephen Doheny moves to the off side and tucks this one wide of deep mid-wicket and takes a quick single.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, Short on off, Stephen Doheny pushes this one to the right of the bowler and takes a single.

Sikandar Raza to Murray Commins, Short on middle, Murray Commins flicks this one from the back foot towards deep square leg for a single. Opens his account in ODI cricket with a single.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, Short and outside off, Stephen Doheny goes back in his crease and punches it to deep point for a single.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, Short and turning into the batter, Stephen Doheny clips it to square leg.

The debutant Murray Commins is the new man in.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, Short on middle, Stephen Doheny pushes this one straight to mid-wicket.

Sikandar Raza to Stephen Doheny, Full around off, Stephen Doheny gets forward and works it to mid-wicket.

Brad Evans to Paul Stirling, ! CAUGHT! Brad Evans bowls a short-of-a-length delivery angling into the batter from over the wicket, Paul Stirling hangs back and tries to help this one towards the fine leg fence. Does not get enough bat on it to clear the man at ropes and holds out to Gary Ballance at fine leg. Zimbabwe have finally broken the opening stand and they will be relieved to see the back of Paul Stirling.

Brad Evans to Paul Stirling, Full at the stumps, Paul Stirling pushes this one straight to mid-wicket.

Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, Fuller on off, Stephen Doheny shuffles across and clips it to mid-wicket. A fumble there allows the batters to cross for a single.

Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, Short of a length on off, Stephen Doheny blocks this one out on the off side.

Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, WIDE! Another bumper aimed at the batter but this one sails over the head of the batter and the umpire calls it a wide.

Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, Banged in short on middle, Stephen Doheny ducks under the delivery and lets it go.

Brad Evans to Paul Stirling, Back of a length at the batter, Paul Stirling pulls this one along the ground to fine leg for a single.

Ryan Burl to Paul Stirling, Nicely tossed up, full and around off, Paul Stirling pushes it through mid off and picks up a single.

Ryan Burl to Paul Stirling, Floated up outside off, Paul Stirling drives it straight to cover.

Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, On off stump, Stephen Doheny pushes it through covers for a run and the 100 is up for Ireland.

Ryan Burl to Paul Stirling, Flatter one outside off, this is punched away to sweeper cover for another single.

Ryan Burl to Paul Stirling, WIDE! Tries to bowl it full and quick and outside off but spills it beyond the tramline. Left alone for a wide.

Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, Drops it shorter and bowls it outside off, Stephen Doheny goes on the back foot and taps it to deep cover-point for one.

Ryan Burl to Paul Stirling, This is nicely flighted around off, Paul Stirling strokes it with the turn through mid off and collects a single.

Brad Evans to Paul Stirling, Length again on the pads, this is worked away 'round the corner for a run.

Brad Evans to Paul Stirling, Pitches it up now around middle, Paul Stirling punches it straight to mid on.

Brad Evans to Paul Stirling, WIDE! On a good length but angled down the leg side, left alone for a wide.

Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, On a length and on the pads, worked away leg side for a run.

Brad Evans to Stephen Doheny, Extra bounce! This is shorter and over middle and leg, Stephen Doheny shuffles across and looks to tuck it away but misses. There is a stifled appeal for caught behind but it is turned down.

Brad Evans to Paul Stirling, Fuller but again angling down leg, Stirling flicks it down to fine leg for a single.

Brad Evans to Paul Stirling, ! All the way! Brad Evans begins with a short ball down leg, Paul Stirling stands tall and pulls it flat and hard over the backward square leg fence for a maximum.

Brad Evans comes on to bowl, replacing Tendai Chatara.

Ryan Burl to Paul Stirling, Tossed up full and outside off, this is driven past the diving fielder at extra cover for a run.

Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, Around off, Stephen Doheny knocks it down to long off for a single.

Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, Excellent running. This is around off and turning away, Stephen Doheny waits on the back foot and eases it behind point for a couple of runs.

Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, Flater one on middle, Doheny keeps it out.

Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, ! BANG! Tosses it up now outside off, Stephen Doheny clears the front leg and smokes it over the long on fence for a biggie.

Ryan Burl to Paul Stirling, Floats it up full and well outside off, Paul Stirling reaches out and plays kit through cover-point for a single.

Tendai Chatara to Stephen Doheny, On a hard length around off, Stephen Doheny hops and keeps it down on the off side.

Tendai Chatara to Stephen Doheny, A bit fuller and on off stump, Stephen Doheny watchfully keeps it out.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, This is bowled around the pads, Paul Stirling works it away through square leg and rotates the strike.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, WIDE! This is full and angling down leg, Paul Stirling shuffles across looking to flick it away but misses. Wide called.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, This is on a good length around off and the ball nips back in sharply off the deck. Paul Stirling looks to play but misses and gets hit on the body.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, ! This is banged in short and over middle, Paul Stirling advances and muscles it through mid-wicket for a boundary.

Tendai Chatara to Stephen Doheny, Back of a length on the body, Stephen Doheny works it past square leg for a single.

Time for Drinks! Having been sent into bat first, Ireland have done well not to lose a wicket against the moving new ball. Moreover, these two kept the scoreboard ticking without taking any risks. On the other hand, Zimbabwe have tried hard but have failed to get any breakthrough. 

Ryan Burl to Paul Stirling, A huge appeal for caught behind, turned down though. This is fuller and around off, turning away sharply. Paul Stirling looks to cut it late but the ball zips past the outside edge. Clive Madande behind the sticks thinks there's an edge but the umpire doesn't agree.

Ryan Burl to Paul Stirling, Tossed up, full and on off stump, Paul Stirling pushes it straight to mid off.

Ryan Burl to Paul Stirling, Gives it a bit more air and floats it up on off stump, Paul Stirling defends it off the front foot.

Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, This is flatter again and outside off, Doheny cuts it through point for a single.

Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, Pushes it through quicker and around off stump, Stephen Doheny looks to back away and cut but misses.

Ryan Burl to Stephen Doheny, Starts off right on the money as Ryan Burl bowls it flatter and on off stump, Stephen Doheny blocks it out.

Ryan Burl is introduced into the attack.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, Good length around off, Paul Stirling keeps it out on the off side.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, This is full and straight, Paul Stirling clears the front leg and looks for the big heave but mistimes it badly.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, Good length around middle, jagging back in sharply, Paul Stirling looks to tuck but misses and gets hit on the body.

Tendai Chatara to Stephen Doheny, Back of a length and around off, this is eased off the back foot through covers for a single.

Tendai Chatara to Stephen Doheny, Length ball around off stump, Stephen Doheny blocks it out.

Tendai Chatara (4-0-19-0) comes back on.

Tendai Chatara to Stephen Doheny, This is bowled from a bit wider of the crease and angled in, Stephen Doheny lets it through to the keeper.

Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, Beaten! Fuller length, angling across the right-hander. Paul Stirling looks to block but the ball keeps low and beats the outside edge.

Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, Back of a length on middle and leg, this is tucked away to mid-wicket.

Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, Around the top of off, Paul Stirling stays solid in defense.

Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, This is fuller and on the pads, flicked away to deep square leg for a single.

Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, Good bowling. This is a steep bumper from Richard Ngarava around leg stump and coming in at an awkward height. Stephen Doheny is taken aback and just about manages to fend it away.

Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, This is on a shorter length and around leg stump, Stephen Doheny hops and keeps it down on the leg side.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, A bit slower and shorter, Stephen Doheny flicks it through backward square leg for a single.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, Pitches it up a bit and bowls it on off stump, Stephen Doheny blocks it out.

Victor Nyauchi to Paul Stirling, Back of a length over middle and leg, Paul Stirling works it off the back foot through square leg for a run.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, A tad shorter and around the hips, this is nudged away behind square on the leg side for a single.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, Length ball, angling in from outside off, Stephen Doheny keeps it out.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, Good length again outside off, Stephen Doheny taps it in front of cover.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, WIDE! Good length but drifted well down the leg side. Wided.

Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, Back of a length at the batter, Stephen Doheny tucks this one towards deep backward square leg for a single.

Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, Short of a length on off, Stephen Doheny blocks this one out on the off side.

Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, Banged in short at the batter, Stephen Doheny ducks under it and lets it go through to the keeper.

Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, ! Fuller outside off, Stephen Doheny leans forward and drives this one through extra cover. Hits it to the left of mid off and collects a boundary.

Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, Short of a length on off, Stephen Doheny dabs this one to cover for a dot.

Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, Bumper on off by Richard Ngarava, Stephen Doheny ducks and leaves it alone.

Victor Nyauchi to Paul Stirling, ! Short of a length outside off, Paul Stirling gets the width he needs and frees his arms. Slaps this one along the ground and wide of mid off for a boundary.

Victor Nyauchi to Paul Stirling, Back of a length on leg, a hint of inward movement, Paul Stirling tries to work it on the leg side but cannot get it away.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, Full and angling in on leg, Stephen Doheny clips this one to square leg and takes a single.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, Banged in short and aimed at the batter, Stephen Doheny ducks under it and lets it go.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, Short and outside off, Stephen Doheny gets on top of the bounce and punches this one through covers for a couple of runs.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, Good-length delivery in the channel outside off, Stephen Doheny watchfully leaves it alone.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, WIDE! Another delivery on a length angling down the leg side, Stephen Doheny leaves it alone.

Powerplay 2! The fielding side can now have a maximum of 4 fielders outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over.

Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, Back of a length outside off, Paul Stirling defends this one to point.

Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, Length delivery at the pads, Paul Stirling clips this one straight to short fine leg for a dot.

Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, Back of a length at the batter, Stephen Doheny works this one towards square leg and takes a single.

Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, On a length outside off, Stephen Doheny defends this one with soft hands and that allows him to get away with the outside edge. The ball falls short of first slip.

Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, Fuller outside off, Stephen Doheny drives this one firmly but straight to mid off.

Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, Back of a length and angling away outside off, Stephen Doheny taps this one on the off side for a dot.

Richard Ngarava (3-0-19-0) is back on.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, On a length on leg, Stephen Doheny lets the ball come to him and clips this one along the ground. Gets it between square leg and mid-wicket for three runs.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, Short of a length outside off, Stephen Doheny pushes this one straight to backward point.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, Good-length delivery on off, Stephen Doheny defends this one back to the bowler.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, WIDE! Victor Nyauchi misses his line and fires this one on a length but down the leg side. Stephen Doheny shoulders arms and lets it go.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, Short of a length around off, Stephen Doheny stays on the back foot and blocks this one on the off side.

Victor Nyauchi to Paul Stirling, Leg bye! On a length on leg, Paul Stirling moves to the off side to help it behind square on the leg side but misses. The ball rolls off his pads towards fine leg for a single.

Victor Nyauchi to Paul Stirling, Fuller and on leg, Paul Stirling gets inside and clips this one along the ground. Ryan Burl at square leg makes a good diving stop to his left and denies the single.

Victor Nyauchi to Paul Stirling, WIDE! Victor Nyauchi bowls this one back of a length but down the leg side, Paul Stirling leaves it alone.

Tendai Chatara to Stephen Doheny, Back of a length outside off, Stephen Doheny punches this one straight to point.

Tendai Chatara to Stephen Doheny, ! Easy pickings for Stephen Doheny! Back of a length, angling in on leg, Stephen Doheny gets inside and helps this one fine on the leg side. Gets it to the right of fine leg for a boundary.

Tendai Chatara to Stephen Doheny, Back of a length outside off, Stephen Doheny gets behind and defends this one on the back foot.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, On a length at the batter, Paul Stirling nudges this one wide of fine leg and collects a single.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, Good-length delivery in the channel outside off, Paul Stirling solidly blocks this one out.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, Full and on middle by Tendai Chatara, Paul Stirling pushes this one back to the bowler.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, Tad short and outside off, Stephen Doheny looks to punch this one on the off side but cannot get it away.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, On a length on middle, Stephen Doheny pushes this one straight to mid-wicket.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, Back of a length outside off, Stephen Doheny gets behind the line and defends this one on the off side.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, Short of a length and angling in on middle, Stephen Doheny tries to work this one on the leg side but closes the bat face early. Gets a leading edge that falls just short of the bowler.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, Another back-of-a-length delivery at the pads, Stephen Doheny flicks this one off his hips but fails to get it past square leg.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, Back of a length on off, Stephen Doheny stays on the back foot and blocks this one out down the wicket.

Victor Nyauchi to Stephen Doheny, WIDE! Victor Nyauchi starts with a wide. Bowls this one back of a length but angling down the leg side, Stephen Doheny lets it go.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, Short of a length on off, Paul Stirling dabs this one straight to backward point.

Victor Nyauchi comes in as first change.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, ! Paul Stirling finally gets it through! Tendai Chatara persists with short stuff and bowls it outside off, Paul Stirling gets the width he wants and punches this one through the ring on the off side for a boundary.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, Back of a length on off, Paul Stirling blocks this one through on the off side.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, Short of a length around off, Paul Stirling punches this one along the ground straight to backward point.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, Short and outside off, Paul Stirling hangs back and cuts this one firmly but straight to Chamu Chibhabha at backward point.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, Short of a length outside off, Paul Stirling tries to slap this one down the ground but connects with thin air.

Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, Back of a length at the batter, Stephen Doheny works this one off his pads towards deep backward square leg and collects a brace.

Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, Leg bye! Full and at the pads by Richard Ngarava, Paul Stirling looks to clip this one but misses. The ball rolls off his pads on the leg side and batters cross for a single.

Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, WIDE! Richard Ngarava has lost his radar here as he sprays another short-of-a-length delivery down the leg side. Third wide in a row.

Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, WIDE! Another shortish delivery down the leg side, Paul Stirling fails to get any bat on it and it is wided.

Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, WIDE! Short-of-a-length delivery but angled down the leg side, Paul Stirling tries to flick but misses. The umpire signals a wide.

Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, ! BANG! Back of a length outside off from over the wicket, Paul Stirling picks the length early and swats his one towards the mid-wicket fence for a maximum.

Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, Keeps it on a good length and bowls it around off, Paul Stirling taps it on the off side.

Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, Good length around the top of off, Stirling looks to punch it out but mistimes it badly.

Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, Back of a length around the hips, Paul Stirling tucks it toward square leg.

Tendai Chatara to Stephen Doheny, Good length on off stump, Stephen Doheny defends it back onto the deck.

Tendai Chatara to Stephen Doheny, ! Sweetly timed! This is fuller and on the pads, Stephen Doheny clips it off his legs and well in front of mid-wicket for a boundary.

Tendai Chatara to Stephen Doheny, Pitches it up around off, Doheny pushes it out on the off side.

Tendai Chatara to Stephen Doheny, Goes fuller now and bowls it around the fifth stump line, Stephen Doheny shoulders arms.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, Good length outside off and shaping further away, Stirling goes for the booming drive but gets a thick outside edge that flies past the slip cordon and down to third man for a single.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, This is pitched up in that channel around off and shaping away as well from the right-hander. Paul Stirling leaves it alone.

Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, ! Nicely played! Fuller and on off by Richard Ngarava, Stephen Doheny gets into the position early and presents a full face of the bat. Drives it back past the bowler and to the left of mid on for a boundary.

Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, Good bumper by Richard Ngarava! Banged in short at the batter, Stephen Doheny ducks under the delivery and lets it go.

Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, Full and angling away on off, Stephen Doheny gets behind and defends this one down the wicket.

Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, Full and on off, Stephen Doheny defends this one from the front foot.

Richard Ngarava to Stephen Doheny, Back of a length in the channel outside off, Stephen Doheny blocks this one out on the off side.

Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, This is on a good length and on the pads, Paul Stirling tucks it toward mid-wicket for a quick single.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, Slight hesitation but no harm is done. Good length around the top of off, Paul Stirling plays it with soft hands and to the left of the man at point. The batters look for the single but keep watching the ball. The fielder fumbles and they are able to scamper through.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, Keeps bowling it back of a length and outside off, Stirling pushes it straight to the man at cover.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, Hits the length hard and bowls it outside off, Paul Stirling punches it toward covers.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, ! This is shorter and outside off, Paul Stirling obliges the width on offer and cuts it through cover-point for the first boundary of the game.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, Bowls it a touch fuller and in line with the stumps, the ball just nips in a bit but Stirling is able to block it out.

Tendai Chatara to Paul Stirling, Starts off with a length ball that is right on the money. Paul Stirling defends it off the front foot.

Tendai Chatara to bowl from the opposite end.

Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, Richard Ngarava serves this one on a length outside off, Paul Stirling drives this one along the ground. Gets it through covers and opens his account with three runs.

Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, Fuller outside off, Paul Stirling gets forward and defends this one to backward point.

Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, Richard Ngarava persists with the length delivery outside off, angling away, Paul Stirling advances and leaves it alone.

Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, On a length outside off, Paul Stirling goes for the drive away from his body but mishits it to mid on.

We are a few minutes away from the start of the play but first, the two sets of players line up for the national anthems. It will be the national anthem of Ireland first, followed by the national anthem of Zimbabwe. This is being done in the 2nd game of the series and not the first game as Cricket Zimbabwe have decided to dedicate the proceeds in this game to the family of former cricketer and coach Shepherd Makunura, who along with his wife passed away recently.

Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, Touch fuller outside off, the ball stops in the surface a bit and Paul Stirling drives this one to cover.

Richard Ngarava to Paul Stirling, Richard Ngarava starts with a good-length delivery around off, nips back in after pitching, Paul Stirling defends this one to mid on.

Done with the pre-game formalities and it is now time to play. The umpires and the Zimbabwe players are out in the middle. It will be Paul Stirling and Stephen Doheny opening the innings for Ireland. Richard Ngarava has the new ball in hand and is raring to go. Let's play...

Ireland (Playing XI) - Paul Stirling (C), Stephen Doheny, Murray Commins (On debut) (In for Andy Balbirnie), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Lorcan Tucker (WK), Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, Graham Hume, Joshua Little.

PITCH REPORT - Darlington Matambanadzo says that the wicket for this game is the best one so far in the series. Adds that it has been rolled nice and hard and is a bit greener as well. Mentions that the wicket will have more pace in it as well.

Paul Stirling, the stand-in skipper of Ireland, says that they would have bowled first as well. Adds that the wicket can be tricky at the top but it won't be tough for long. Feels that this wicket is different from the last game. Shares that there have been a lot of clutch moments where they have come up on the wrong side. Informs that Murray Commins is making his debut, replacing Andy Balbirnie who is out due to concussion.

Sikandar Raza, the stand-in skipper of Zimbabwe, says that they will have a bowl first. Adds that unfortunately Craig Ervine has got a thing with his finger and it is a precautionary thing to rest him for this game. Mentions that their bowlers did well in the previous game and were a bit unlucky as the edges didn't find the fielders and hopes that they can pick early wickets here. Mentions that the wicket looks good and it could be a high-scoring game. Informs that Chamu Chibhabha comes in to

Zimbabwe (Playing XI) - Innocent Kaia, Tadiwanashe Marumani (In for Wesley Madhevere), Chamu Chibhabha (In for Craig Ervine), Gary Ballance, Sikandar Raza (C), Ryan Burl, Clive Madande (WK), Brad Evans, Richard Ngarava, Tendai Chatara (In for Wellington Masakadza), Victor Nyauchi.

TOSS - The coin toss lands in the favour of Zimbabwe and they have opted to BOWL first.

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